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Volunteer Belinda Marburger (left) and Anne Marie Noble (right), the executive director of Haven of Portage County. It is located at 2645 State Route 59 in Ravenna.

The Haven of Portage County marks full year of operations

Alton Northup, Reporter March 24, 2023

As The Haven of Portage County approaches a year of operation, the shelter has seen no shortage of homeless individuals and families looking for a place to stay. The shelter, which houses up to 64 guests...

The dining area provided at The Haven. Feb. 14, 2022

Local homeless shelter expects to serve community after years of delays

Taylor Haydu Reporter February 15, 2022

After seven years of delay because of funding, The Haven of Portage County expects to open its doors soon.“It started in 2015,” said Anne Marie Noble, the executive director. “What we thought was...

Community Harvest donates chicken to Refuge of Hope a few times a month. Refuge of Hope’s kitchen staff cooks meals for dinner guests with the donated food items. 

OPINION: What I’ve learned about community through my internship

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer March 16, 2021

It’s 9 a.m. and I just walked into Refuge of Hope, where I am interning this semester. I place my camera bag on the floor of my office with one hand and pull my laptop out of my oversized purse with...

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Kaitlyn Finchler September 4, 2020

[From left to right] Freshmen political science majors Emma MacNiven, Sarah Mowder and freshman exploratory major Sara Pritchard hold signs in front of the Rock on Front Campus at a Black Lives Matter...

Community rummage sale benefits homeless

Chris Spegal June 16, 2018

The Haven of Portage County hosted a community rummage sale in order to renovate a new homeless shelter in Kent.Saturday, the organization hosted a rummage sale at the Portage Community Chapel to earn...

Local homeless shelter seeking volunteers during extreme winter weather

Chrissy Suttles January 27, 2014

The Center of Hope, a homeless shelter and food bank in Ravenna, is looking for volunteers to work shifts during the shelter’s most demanding time. The shelter is staying open 24 hours until Thursday...

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